Spring 2021 On-Campus Experience

General – On-Campus | Classes and Academics | Housing and Dining | Campus Life and Socializing  | Self-Quarantine

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General – On-Campus | Classes and Academics | Housing and Dining | Campus Life and Socializing  | Self-Quarantine

Classes and Academics 2021

In order to mitigate risk in teaching environments, the reduction of student capacity in all scheduled teaching spaces will take place as follows:

  • Reduce student occupant capacities in all classrooms, by at least 50% in most classrooms.
  • Limit large classroom occupancy to no more than 250 students.

Each classroom is being evaluated by physical facilities to provide a new capacity limit and install a see-thru barrier between the instructor and you. This is done to maintain a safe distance between the instructor and the nearest student while teaching. In some cases, furniture is being removed from the physical classrooms, or areas of the classrooms are cordoned off so you can’t use those seats. For some of the scale-up rooms in WALC, it has been determined by physical facilities that they may need to be converted to tablet-chair rooms, because the 3 person/3 table setup for students would not allow us to meet the de-densification requirement and maintain appropriate social distancing. In instructional labs or in discussion-based courses — where all students cannot face in the same direction and capacity of about 50% can’t be maintained — additional barriers will be provided and you will be required to wear face shields. Additional protocols will be established for entry/exit; sanitation/cleaning; and potential staggered or extended start time for classes. This might mean instructors would have to start class 10 minutes later so you can enter the classroom in a staggered fashion with your fellow classmates.

Study abroad for Fall 2020, Winter Break 2020-21 and programs departing in January and February 2021 has been suspended. Students should check with their academic advisor about alternative coursework for these periods.

Eating and drinking near others is a very high-risk activity. Please follow the guidelines for eating and drinking on campus.

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Housing and Dining 2021

This year, University Residences’ guest policy allows each resident to have one Purdue student guest in their room only. Guests are limited to West Lafayette Purdue students, and roommates must agree on any visitors to their room. To view University Residences full policies and guidelines, click here. For more information on how University Residences is protecting Purdue, please click here.

Eating and drinking near others is a very high-risk activity. Please follow the guidelines for eating and drinking on campus.

We will be opening the halls for move-in beginning January 11th at 8 am.  That will allow students a full week to arrive prior to the start of classes.

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Campus Life 2021

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, we are not selling guest passes at this time. Click here to view more FAQs about RecWell.

Friendship is an important aspect of the college experience. Although the necessary safety regulations may at first seem to minimize social interaction, the focus is on physically distancing rather than on social distancing. Purdue will continue to hold events and students will have opportunities to engage in social activities. However, these activities will be necessarily altered (e.g., < 150) to protect all members of the Purdue community. Students will also still have the opportunity to get involved in student organizations.

Several virtual resources to help you take good care of your physical and mental well-being are available here.

Purdue University cannot require students to remain on campus at all times. However, students are strongly encouraged to minimize their travel and continue to practice all necessary health and safety behaviors while off-campus.

If you leave campus, you must continue to monitor daily for symptoms of COVID-19, and take your temperature if you feel sick. Returning travelers are encouraged to be tested for COVID-19 upon return following the instructions here.

If you travel out of the country, you must self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus. 

Guidelines and information are available from Student Activities and Organizations: https://www.purdue.edu/sao/protect/faqs.html

This year, University Residences’ guest policy allows each resident to have one Purdue student guest in their room only. Guests are limited to West Lafayette Purdue students, and roommates must agree on any visitors to their room. To view University Residences full policies and guidelines, click here. For more information on how University Residences is protecting Purdue, please click here.

Eating and drinking near others is a very high-risk activity. Please follow the guidelines for eating and drinking on campus.

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Self-Quarantine for Students Arriving from International Locations

In line with the recent CDC changes to self-quarantine guidelines, students arriving on campus from international locations may now self-quarantine for a shorter duration of time.

FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING QUARANTINE IN CAMPUS QUARANTINE HOUSING, YOU HAVE 2 OPTIONS:

7-day self-quarantine

  • Get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in the United States, then begin your self-quarantine. Please note: this initial test is required for placement into a Purdue University Residences housing unit apartment in order to safely reside with roommates. 
  • Get tested again on day five of your self-quarantine.
  • Complete days six and seven of your self-quarantine. You must complete the full seven days.
  • If both of your tests were negative, you will be cleared for campus access at the end of day seven.

10-day self-quarantine

  • Get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in the United States, then begin your self-quarantine. Please note: this initial test is required for placement into a Purdue University Residences housing unit apartment in order to safely reside with roommates. 
  • Complete the full 10 days of your self-quarantine without being tested a second time.
  • If your test was negative and you are asymptomatic for the duration of your quarantine, you will be cleared for campus access at the end of day 10.

FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS COMPLETING QUARANTINE IN ALL OTHER QUARANTINE LOCATIONS:

7-day self-quarantine

  • There is NOT a Purdue University requirement for initial testing due to the fact that you are not being placed into a Purdue University Residence housing unit.
  • Get tested on day five of your self-quarantine.
  • Complete days six and seven of your self-quarantine. You must complete the full seven days.
  • If your test is negative, you will be cleared for campus access at the end of day seven.

Yes, any student or scholar arriving from outside the United States will be required to self-quarantine, be tested for COVID-19 and receive clearance from the Protect Purdue Health Center before moving into a residence hall or Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life housing and/or beginning any on-campus programming or classes.

Please contact the Protect Purdue Health Center at quarantine@121.health to discuss your quarantine and testing arrangements. You should plan to arrive in time for your self-quarantine period to end before the start of classes on Jan. 19, 2021.

No, all students and scholars arriving from outside the United States are required to self-quarantine, be tested for COVID-19 and be cleared for campus access by the Protect Purdue Health Center before moving into a residence hall or Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life housing and/or beginning any on-campus programming or classes.

Please contact the Protect Purdue Health Center at quarantine@121.health to discuss your quarantine and testing arrangements.

No, there is no charge for enrolled international students to stay in Purdue quarantine housing.

Students living in Purdue Village can self-quarantine in their space. All other students cannot.

Please contact the Protect Purdue Health Center at quarantine@121.health to discuss your quarantine and testing arrangements.

On campus quarantine does not allow for outdoor activities except for grab and go dining/drive thru/medical care. In Purdue quarantine housing, meals are delivered to you while in quarantine. Others can deliver food/medicine to you, but it must be contactless. 

You can find specific guidelines here.

Yes, once you have completed the quarantine period and have a negative COVID-19 test within 14 days of being on campus, then the Protect Purdue Health Center will provide you a letter, sent to your Purdue email address, stating that you meet criteria to be on campus and attend classes.

No, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 on or after Oct. 21, 2020 (e.g., within 90 days of start of classes on Jan. 19, 2021), you do NOT need to be tested again or self-quarantine before the start of classes in January. Per CDC testing guidelines, anyone who has tested positive should not be tested again within 90 days.

You must provide proof of your positive test result to the Protect Purdue Health Center by emailing quarantine@121.health.

Information from PUSH is available here.

Please contact the Protect Purdue Health Center right away, and follow the instructions here.

No, parents are not permitted in the quarantine space.

Yes, self-quarantine and a COVID-19 test are required even if you have already received a COVID-19 vaccination in your home country.

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